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10-22-2008, 08:29 PM
El Gato Bodegero
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mexico City
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Maybe you should have a bigger circle of friends. Could it be that there might be just a few more people that know what's going on with hockey in Mexico then you do? Here, let me help educate you. Check out these site first, then get back with us about hockey in Mexico.
Well, one has to start somewhere. Or, do we just stick our head in the sand and say....it can't happen here! In order for hockey to grow to it's next level, we need to start a semi-pro league like they have in Europe. I'm not talking about NHL caliber players, I'm talking about players that will make a little pay to play.
Well, the reason I can talk like this is from experience. In 1993, I helped build a program for the Pumas of UNAM from 100 kids to over 900 kids in under two years. Today, 6 players from this program, play on the national team. So don't tell me it can't be done! It can, one just need to know how to do it.
So what! You don't need the NHL in any country to promote hockey. We didn't have that in 1993 with the Pumas. How did we do it? How did we get a program with over 900 kids? In the land of Soccer... Well, if you ask me, it was pretty easy.
I know that site and I get your point but remember that 900 kids in a 20+ million population city is nothing remember that Canada has like 35 million so Mexico City is a country on its own.
The Pumas(UNAM) is the most important university and one of the biggest in the country.
I went to 5 Private different schools as a kid, 2 public schools, 3 High Schools and 3 universities and from all my life I only knew less than 5 persons who like hockey or follow it. Am not counting Mexicans who lived in canada cause most of them love it lol. Btw am not proud about my educational background
Its not the land of Soccer, we have 2 more than decent baseball leagues, a well organized w/ good gameplay Collegue football league and a decent Basketball league.
I love hockey and it can be done but it will never reach the same amaount of fanbase or gameplay level as Baseball or basketball.
Hockey in Mexico is popular as Baseball in Russia.
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